Returning Students who have had previous VA Benefit certification through Pitt-Bradford Office of Financial Aid should notify the School Certifying Official (SCO) of any changes to enrollment, school, or benefit. If there are no changes, you are registered for classes and your file is complete, the SCO will certify your benefits based on your previous attendance.
CHAPTER 30 (MGIB), 33 (post
9/11), 1606 (MGIB-SR), and 1607 (REAP)
Verify Your Enrollment and Attendance for Monthly Payments.
VA Education Benefits for Survivors &
The Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)
program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of
veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related
condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a
Eligibility: You must be the son, daughter, or
You may receive up to 45 months of education
benefits. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, some DEA beneficiaries may be eligible for up
to 81 months of GI Bill® benefits if they use the Survivors and Dependents
Educational Assistance program in conjunction with an entitlement from other VA
If you are a son or daughter, under legal age, a parent or
guardian must sign the application.
Letter or Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed to you.
have questions about the application process, contact the VA at 1-888-GIBILL1.
Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Education
Apply for FTA at
1. Eligible Active Guard Reserve (AGR) soldiers must apply for the Education Assistance Program (EAP).
2. When you have successfully completed the application, an email will be sent to your military email account.
3. Please forward a copy of that email to
4. FTA and EAP cannot exceed tuition and fees. If they do, excess funds must be returned to EAP.
5. National Guard and
Reserve M-day service members can receive Federal TA for some classes, and
receive Chapter 1606 or 1607 benefits for other classes (for which Federal TA
isn't paid) during the same term.
6. If you have questions about the FTA application process, call 1-717-861-9238.
FTA -- The Department of Defense (DoD) has directed a uniform TA fiscal policy across the military services. Per-semester hour cap is $250, and the fiscal year ceiling is $4,500. The Army will pay 100 percent of the tuition and authorized fees charged by a
school up to the established per-semester hour cap and fiscal year ceiling.
Current Army policy limits TA to 130 semester hours of undergraduate credit or baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first, and 39 semester hours of graduate credit or master's degree, whichever comes first. The 39 semester hour limit applies to all credits taken after completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Authorized fees covered by TA are mandatory fees that are associated with an individual course enrollment. Non-refundable fees and fees that are not linked to individual course enrollments (e.g., application fees, graduation fees) are not covered by TA.
Provide a copy of your Tuition Assistance Authorization (TAA) to the Office of Financial Aid each semester you will be receiving FTA.
Education Assistance Program (EAP)
1. Complete EAP Form 2 at your unit
of assignment for each academic year.
2. The deadline for fall and spring terms is prior to start of the term.
3. The deadline for summer terms is prior to the start of the term.
4. We recommend you make and keep a copy of your EAP Form 2 for future reference.
5. Notify the Financial Aid Office each
semester you expect to receive EAP. (this is important)
6. Change of school, change of enrollment, or change of address must be submitted on EAP Form 3.
7. If you have questions about the EAP application process, call 1-717-861-8894 or your readiness NCO.
EAP -- Together with the Pennsylvania
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, PHEAA administers this tuition
assistance program for students who enter into a service commitment with the
Pennsylvania National Guard for a period of six years.
To be considered for the Pennsylvania National Guard Education
Assistance Program (EAP), you must: Be a resident (bona fide domiciliary)
of Pennsylvania and be enrolled in a degree- or certificate-granting program of
study at an approved Pennsylvania institution.
Undergraduate students can expect to receive up to 100% of
the tuition at the institution where they are enrolled OR 100% of the
tuition charged to a PA resident at a state-owned university if full time
(the LESSER of the two). If part time, students can expect to receive 100%
of the tuition for a part-time course of study OR two-thirds of the
full-time tuition charged to a PA resident at a state-owned university (the
LESSER of the two).
Note -- PHEAA will inform the Office of Financial Aid of students that are approved for EAP on a roster each semester. Once our office receives this roster, funds are posted to the Student Accounts.
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and
Click on "Apply for Veterans Benefits via VONAPP".
Create a VONAPP account or log in using your existing account.
Choose Vocational Rehabilitation (Form 28-1900) from the drop down menu and follow the prompts to fill out the form.
Service members who have a disability that began or became worse during active duty and who have not yet received a Service-Connected Disability Rating do not need to wait to apply. See
VA Form 28-0588 for further instructions.
Eligible Service members and Veterans may also apply for educational vocational counseling by filling out
VA Form 28-8832 electronically or by hand and submitting it to your nearest VA Regional Office.
For Service members: Ill or injured Service members who have not yet received an SCD rating do not need to wait to apply. Service members expecting a discharge that is not dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as
Service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive Vocational Rehabilitation (VocRehab) services.
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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Don't miss the priority deadline of March 1st.
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